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Securing the Internet of Things

Over the last few years that has been an explosion in the industry that professionals have labeled the “Internet of Things.” What does that even mean? Well, in this post I will define the term, give you examples of devices that fall into this category, explain how these devices can be incredibly helpful and at the same time explain how they can be dangerous if not secured properly. The Internet of Things In non-nerd terms, the Internet of Things refers to all devices that can be connect to a network. This can include things like lights, cameras, thermostats, alarm systems, vacuum cleaners and much more. In 2018, there were 23.14 billion connected Internet of Things devices. In comparison, 2015 saw 15.41 billion connected Internet of Things devices. As you can see, the amount of devices is growing...

IT Policies Every Business Should Have

If you are anything like me then creating policies and procedures is a necessary evil. Creating them can be time consuming and meticulous but they are very important. The security of your organization's network infrastructure is more important now than ever. This is evident by turning on the news. It seems like everyday another business, organization or government entity suffers from a data breach. Policies and procedures can help strengthen the security posture of your organization. That's why we have created a list of "must have" policies that you should definitely have in place. Acceptable Use Policy An acceptable use policy defines how the people in your organization are allowed to use the company's computer equipment. They are important for many reasons. An acceptable use policy can help ensure that your employees are not breaking the law,...